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blitssers
12-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Hey all

Im currently looking for a melee FvS build. My personal preference is that it's a pure FvS and perhaps make use of the Deity based feats (any race: Longsword, Drow: Shortsword, Elf: Longsword or scimitar.) I dont have WF or Half Elf and also have no 32 pt build. I realise this might be hard but this is more of a personal flavor build currently then anything else.

unbongwah
12-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Do you have any tomes? That would certainly help if you planned to make a TWF FvS. You say you want pure, but do you intend for this to be caster-focused? If not, what's the incentive for staying pure, apart from flavor? [Which is fine, IMHO, it just helps to know what your build goals are.]

Here's one example of a golden oldie: TWF elf FvS using scimitars for racial and Warpriest bonuses, no tomes req'd; built with an eye towards Divine Crusader (Consecration should benefit from AoV bonuses).

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.23.01
DDO Character Planner Home Page (http://www.rjcyberware.com/DDO)

Level 28 True Neutral Elf Female
(20 Favored Soul \ 8 Epic)
Hit Points: 308
Spell Points: 2349
BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
Fortitude: 14
Reflex: 16
Will: 11

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(28 Point) (Level 1) (Level 28)
Strength 16 22
Dexterity 16 18
Constitution 12 14
Intelligence 8 8
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 14 14

Level 1 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Deity) Follower of the Undying Court
Feat: (Selected) Two Weapon Fighting


Level 2 (Favored Soul)


Level 3 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Precision (or Power Attack)


Level 4 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: STR


Level 5 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Electricity


Level 6 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Maximize Spell


Level 7 (Favored Soul)


Level 8 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: DEX


Level 9 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Weapon Fighting


Level 10 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Fire


Level 11 (Favored Soul)


Level 12 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: STR
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
Enhancement: Elf - Elven Accuracy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Elf - Valenar Weapon Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Smite Foe (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Resilience of Battle (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Sanctuary (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - War Domain: Blur (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Might (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Might (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Might (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Smite Weakness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wall of Steel (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wall of Steel (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wall of Steel (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Saving Throws (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Saving Throws (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Saving Throws (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Ameliorating Strike (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Power (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Vessel (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Vessel (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Vessel (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wrathful Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Magic Backlash (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Magic Backlash (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Font of Power (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Shield of Condemnation (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Scourge (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Scourge (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Smiting (Rank 1)


Level 13 (Favored Soul)


Level 14 (Favored Soul)


Level 15 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Cold
Feat: (Selected) Greater Two Weapon Fighting


Level 16 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: STR


Level 17 (Favored Soul)


Level 18 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell


Level 19 (Favored Soul)


Level 20 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: STR
Feat: (Deity) Favored Soul Damage Reduction: Cold Iron
Enhancement: Elf - Elven Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Elf - Enchantment Lore (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Elf - Enchantment Lore (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Elf - Enchantment Lore (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Elf - Valenar Weapon Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Elf - Feywild Tap (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Elf - Feywild Tap (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Elf - Feywild Tap (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - War Domain: Haste (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Implacable Foe (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Magic Backlash (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Aura of Menace (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Summon Archon (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Scourge (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Just Reward (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Just Reward (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Just Reward (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Smiting (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Articles of Faith (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Wand and Scroll Mastery (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Smiting (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Smiting (Rank 1)


Level 21 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Overwhelming Critical


Level 22 (Epic)


Level 23 (Epic)


Level 24 (Epic)
Ability Raise: STR
Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell


Level 25 (Epic)


Level 26 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Perfect Two Weapon Fighting


Level 27 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Ruin


Level 28 (Epic)
Ability Raise: STR
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: First Blood


A slightly more radical twist on this concept is to go CHA-based: less melee DPS, but boosts DCs on ED abilities like Energy Burst or Exalted Angel SLAs. That's a concept best saved for after you've done your ED farming, though, IMHO, and are working on your epic past lives, because you'll want at least a couple of high-tier Twists to make it work right.

blitssers
12-11-2014, 03:21 AM
No i currently dont have acces to tomes but i will be able to farm the plat or shards needed to buy them so it isnt really that much trouble.
I like the one you posted but would SWF also work?
Currently i dont have the capabilities to go into epic levels so i'll look into that later.
My choices for staying pure is simply flavor. I was not aiming it to be caster based more just for own personal buffs/heals coupled with an average to (if possible) high DPS.

unbongwah
12-11-2014, 08:59 AM
I like the one you posted but would SWF also work?
Yes, that would be fine; SWF has the added benefit of no DEX pre-req. You do need 7 ranks of Balance to take GSWF, though, so I would shift pts from DEX to INT for more skill pts.

Currently i dont have the capabilities to go into epic levels so i'll look into that later.
Everyone can take epic levels; Epic Destinies (http://ddowiki.com/page/Epic_Destinies) must be unlocked, either separately thru DDO Store or bundled with MotU. Unfortunately, you just missed Turbine's sale on the expansion packs for 75% off. :(

My choices for staying pure is simply flavor. I was not aiming it to be caster based more just for own personal buffs/heals coupled with an average to (if possible) high DPS.
That's fine, but be aware that Warpriest doesn't have the melee DPS bonuses of the better PrEs; and clerics / FvS don't get a buff spell nearly as good as Holy Sword. Your DPS will be lacking compared to any "real" melee build.

If you're open to MCing, I would consider SWF drow bard 3 / FvS 17 using short swords: bard for the Swashbuckler bonuses, FvS for lvl 8 spells, wings, and Warpriest bonuses.

unbongwah
12-11-2014, 10:17 AM
SWF drow bard 3 / FvS 17 using short swords
Example of what I mean:

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.23.01
DDO Character Planner Home Page (http://www.rjcyberware.com/DDO)

Level 28 True Neutral Drow Female
(3 Bard \ 17 Favored Soul \ 8 Epic)
Hit Points: 302
Spell Points: 2743
BAB: 14\14\19\24
Fortitude: 12
Reflex: 14
Will: 12

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(28 Point) (Level 1) (Level 28)
Strength 12 12
Dexterity 13 13
Constitution 12 12
Intelligence 12 12
Wisdom 8 8
Charisma 19 26

Level 1 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Single Weapon Fighting


Level 2 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Deity) Follower of Vulkoor


Level 3 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Precision


Level 4 (Bard)
Ability Raise: CHA


Level 5 (Favored Soul)


Level 6 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Maximize Spell


Level 7 (Bard)


Level 8 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: CHA
Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Electricity


Level 9 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Single Weapon Fighting


Level 10 (Favored Soul)


Level 11 (Favored Soul)


Level 12 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: CHA
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Piercing Weapons


Level 13 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Fire


Level 14 (Favored Soul)


Level 15 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Selected) Greater Single Weapon Fighting


Level 16 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: CHA


Level 17 (Favored Soul)


Level 18 (Favored Soul)
Feat: (Favored Soul Bonus) Energy Resistance: Cold
Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell


Level 19 (Favored Soul)


Level 20 (Favored Soul)
Ability Raise: CHA
Enhancement: Drow - Spell Resistance (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Drow - Xen'drik Weapon Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Confidence (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Swashbuckling (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Blow By Blow (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Blow By Blow (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Blow By Blow (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Tavern Shanties (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Sword Dance (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Action Boost: Doublestrike (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Elegant Footwork (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Swashbuckler (Brd) - Dashing Scoundrel (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Smite Foe (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Resilience of Battle (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Sanctuary (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - War Domain: Blur (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Might (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Might (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Might (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Smite Weakness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wall of Steel (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wall of Steel (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wall of Steel (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Saving Throws (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Saving Throws (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Saving Throws (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Inflame: Energy Absorption (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Ameliorating Strike (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Righteous Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Power (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Vessel (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Vessel (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Divine Vessel (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Wrathful Weapons (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Magic Backlash (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Magic Backlash (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warpriest (Fvs) - Magic Backlash (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Font of Power (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Shield of Condemnation (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Scourge (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Scourge (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Scourge (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Smiting (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Just Reward (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Just Reward (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Just Reward (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Smiting (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Articles of Faith (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Angel of Vengeance (Fvs) - Smiting (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Skaldic Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Enchant Weapon (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Spellsinger (Brd) - Spellsinger (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Spellsinger (Brd) - Lingering Songs (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Spellsinger (Brd) - Lingering Songs (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Spellsinger (Brd) - Lingering Songs (Rank 3)


Level 21 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Overwhelming Critical


Level 22 (Epic)


Level 23 (Epic)


Level 24 (Epic)
Ability Raise: CHA
Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell


Level 25 (Epic)


Level 26 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Holy Strike


Level 27 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Ruin


Level 28 (Epic)
Ability Raise: CHA
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Perfect Two Weapon Fighting


I went with Precision instead of Power Atk largely for variety's sake and to get some benefit from drow +2 DEX. I also went CHA-based, but this is still a STR-to-dmg build; you'll have Div Might + Skaldic Rage early on, with Rage pots providing another +2 STR. Going CHA-based means higher Perform DCs and more SPs, but the real reason is to boost ED SLA DCs, such as Energy Burst and everything in the Exalted Angel ED. I know I said to save a CHA-based approach for after you've done your ED farming, but I'm allowed to contradict myself when I'm theorycrafting. :cool:

EDIT: I went with Dashing Scoundrel for +10% doublestrike; Arcane Marauder is also an option if you wish to equip an orb for Spellpower bonuses.

blitssers
12-11-2014, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the help!
Perhaps the FvS warpriest enhancement line could use some minor polishing, but ive seen the general direction that i would like to take, for now ill lvl my SWF Drow Monk to 20 and then ill switch over to create this FvS alt.